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Gender binary humor

 

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My Little Brony

If you haven’t heard of bronies, you’re behind the times! Check out these recent stories on the male My Little Pony fan base: http://www.king5.com/entertainment/My-Little-Brony-meetup-135880593.html http://www.dailymail.com/Entertainment/201204120260 http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dc-bronies-feel-the-love-and-friendship-of-my-little-pony/2012/04/06/gIQAajwc0S_story.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAkg5E0T5UM http://lightandsteel.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/my-little-brony/

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Wonder Folks

Photo from outside the DC Comic booth at Wondercon in Anaheim, CA last week. There is a lot of gender crossing in science fiction costuming — sometimes for humor, but not always. One man told me he’s happy to wear … Continue reading

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Disney Prince Redux

If the prince is seen as a hero — noble, wealthy, good at fighting, interested in girls — aren’t these the traits our dominant society idealizes for boys? Why, then, are boys not encouraged to emulate the prince role in … Continue reading

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Riley on media literacy

“Why do all the girls have to buy princesses?” Riley asks. “Some girls like superheroes; some girls like princesses; some boys like superheroes; some boys like princesses.” Riley explains that, “They try to trick girls into buying the pink stuff,” … Continue reading

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In a recent post on Slate.com, KJ Dell’Antonia says rather than making her think about breast cancer, the October NFL practice of including pink accessories makes her rejoice in a brief break-out of the gender box.

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Musings on the news, or Learning humility from the Queen

The Queen of England seems to have had a pretty successful trip to Ireland, the first of any British monarch to the island in the last hundred years. The visit was soaked with symbolism. She arrived wearing emerald green, and … Continue reading

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I would just like to say that it is my conviction

The other day I noticed a bargain bin at the bookstore and picked up the soundtrack to HAIR. The last time I had this album it was on a cassette tape, which I wore out listening to in the 1979 … Continue reading

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We need new words, but we might need new brains to think of them

I’ve been thinking a lot the last few days about topography — the lay of gender land, so to speak. There seems to be a cycle of news and blog posts appearing and then being discussed in ways that never … Continue reading

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J. Crew Ad Says Boys Look Good in Pink . . . and in Our Clothes!

Goodness, the gender-related news is flying so fast I can’t keep up! I haven’t finished my post about the “gay caveman,” and already a new item is on Fox News. The clothing company J. Crew has a feature on its … Continue reading

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